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Epicurean Atlanta Announces Vision for Adventurous Culinary Theatre

ATLANTA, GA (March 31, 2021) – At the Epicurean Theatre, Food, Wine, Art and Culture will teach life’s greatest lessons; of course, it helps that award-winning chefs, star mixologists, buzzworthy winemakers and talented artists are there to lead the way. Epicurean Atlanta is excited to announce a look into programming initiatives for the Epicurean Theatre that will open alongside the hotel this summer.


“The Epicurean Theatre is the pinnacle of our hotel’s amenities. It’s about discovery, fueling of passions and learning from talented artists in a close-up scenario,” says Epicurean Atlanta General Manager Marc Bauer. “This venue directly connects our local community to our culinary legacy forged by teachings of Epicurus and the commitment to excellence of Bern Laxer, founder of Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Florida.”

To herald the Epicurean’s brand expansion into the Atlanta midtown market, a sold-out Supper Club is staged on Wednesday, March 31, in the culinary theatre at Epicurean Tampa to honor ‘Past, Present and Future.’ The culinary extravaganza will feature Epicurean Tampa’s Chef Adam Hyatt, Chef Chad Johnson of Haven Tampa (previously of Epicurean Tampa) and Chef Ewart Wardhaugh, the recently announced executive chef of Epicurean Atlanta and its signature restaurant, Reverence. The distinguished trio will produce a six-course evening of discovery dubbed Supper Club – Past, Present & Future.

Available for hotel overnight guests and locals alike, the Epicurean Theatre will host both educational and entertaining forums for the open discussion of a wide range of topics - from cultural trends and cooking techniques, to the art of mixology, wine-tasting and more. Events will include immersive demonstrations, tastings, and pairings all led by notable local and regional chefs and beverage professionals. Overall, the high-tech kitchen classroom aims to bring dynamic, inspiring and engaging programming to attendees of all levels of culinary-expertise.


While theatre programming will be overseen by Chef Wardhaugh, the team at Epicurean Atlanta has enlisted local Atlanta experiential agency Southern Culinary & Creative to develop additional unique events and classes. With over 50 years collective knowledge, the team behind Southern Culinary & Creative has the expertise in creating and executing memorable experiences. Elizabeth Feichter, Kelly Campbell and Rebecca Lemelin Gann share a deep connection to the culinary industry in addition to their collective success in developing the legacy of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and other culinary and cultural experiences throughout the Southeast.


“We’re exploring meaningful and thoughtful themes as we are planning out the events calendar at Epicurean Atlanta and cannot wait to reveal what’s in store later this summer,” says Southern Culinary & Creative Partner Elizabeth Feichter. “Both hotel guests and local residents will be able to do it all with top-of-the-line technology at their fingertips - it’s going to make for a fantastic experience.”


When it comes to the buildout of the Culinary Theatre, no detail has been left out. The 1,964 square foot space will be equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen thanks to partnerships with Sub-Zero and Wolf. Outfitted with multiple 86” LED TVs and space to accommodate over 100 attendees, this cutting-edge venue will be the ultimate playground for culinary discovery.


Finally, in conjunction with curated programming, the Epicurean Atlanta Theatre will also act as a customizable event space. With an emphasis on versatility, offering teleconferencing and hybrid capabilities, the space is the perfect backdrop for out-of-the-box meetings and brings a more hands-on approach to team building. To inquire about private events in the Theatre, please email Director of Sales Sara DeBerry at [email protected].


Epicurean Atlanta and Epicurean Theatre will open this summer - stay tuned for more announcements regarding programming, opening events and more.


For renderings of the Culinary Theatre, please click here.


For media inquiries surrounding Epicurean Atlanta, please contact Brenda Richards, Green Olive Media, at [email protected].


To learn more, please visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook (@EpicureanAtlanta).



An immersive, culinary-driven hotel in the heart of Midtown, Epicurean Atlanta celebrates all the wonderful flavors that life has to offer. Opening mid-2021, guests will find inspiration behind elevated experiences that span culinary enrichment to impeccable hospitality. Epicurean Atlanta is the second location of the Epicurean Hotel brand, the first of which was a collaboration between Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fl. Founded in 1956 by husband-and-wife restaurateurs Bern and Gert Laxer, Bern’s Steak House is world-renowned for their exceptional cuisine, use of fresh, quality ingredients, and their extensive wine cellar featuring more than half a million bottles. Epicurean Atlanta is a natural extension of this commitment to excellence, creating a fully-immersive experience that celebrates the teaching of its namesake, Epicurus. Inspired by urban chic design elements and modern styles, Epicurean Atlanta boasts 178 guest rooms including 22-spacious suites that give way to its sleek allure. Chef Ewart Wardhaugh will oversee the property’s culinary program including the hotel’s signature restaurant, Reverence. The 127-seat restaurant will showcase the ingredients and producers of the Southeast region, promising a hint of exploration in every bite. Travelers will be whisked away by the hotel’s amenities, including the Sky Terrace and its sweeping views, the gorgeous events lawn, and the innovative Epicurean Theatre where guests will watch, listen and learn from a curated lineup of incredible chefs, winemakers, mixologists and artists. Situated within the vibrant arts hub that is Midtown, guests can explore the bustling commercial area that’s home to Piedmont Park and The High Museum of Art. Epicurean Atlanta is a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. For more information, visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com or call (833) 248-1670 to reserve.


With over 50 years of collective practice, Southern Culinary & Creative has expertise in creating and executing memorable experiences. Founded by notable Atlanta event producers, Elizabeth Feichter and Kelly Campbell, along with Rebecca Lemelin Gann at the helm of creative direction, their agency has a deep understanding of the culinary and events fields, and their knowledge and connections allow them to create highly customized, one-of-a-kind, robust client programs. From event design and management to strategic culinary programming and brand activation, Southern Culinary & Creative tackles projects from creating intimate client entertainment dinners, to designing, building and managing a multi-faceted restaurant and bar concepts to conceptualizing and executing full-scale, multi-day festivals. To follow what they’re cooking up, check out their website www.culinaryandcreative.com or follow them on Instagram @southernculinaryandcreative.

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